Jordyn Koelker

Food Drive to Benefit House of Hope

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Williams Realty Partners (WRP) is excited to announce their partnership with North Berwick Hannaford this holiday season. The two businesses are partnering together on Sunday, December 10, 2017 to host a food drive to benefit House of Hope based in Berwick, Maine. This is one of many events throughout the month celebrating the WRP Month of Giving.

Jordyn Koelker and Tristan Swanson of Williams Realty Partners will be at the North Berwick Hannaford on December 10th from 10am-2pm collecting nonperishable food and monetary donations. This family friendly food drive includes hot cocoa tours of the WRP Trolley. Swanson details more about the event, “Jordyn [Koelker] and I want to do our part in helping people in need. We had a great turn out at our food drive at Hannaford in York and decided to reach out to Hannaford in North Berwick to do the same thing at their location. They agreed and we couldn’t be happier. The House of Hope is an amazing organization with a great new facility. Our goal is to give them a kick start to helping others! I want to stress that any amount of support is fantastic.  If you would rather give your time to the House of Hope reach out to them directly and they can suggest the best way for you to volunteer.  Otherwise, please bring your donations to the event on the 10th and check out the Williams Realty Partners Trolley! The kids will love it!”

The beneficiary, House of Hope, is a safe place for those with a need to receive nourishment for the body, heart and soul. Their location is strategically situated between two under-served communities – Somersworth, NH and Berwick, ME. “At the House of Hope we served more than 14,000 meals and over 1,000 people shopped in our pantry, just last year alone. I’d like to thank everyone in advance for contributing to the food drive in such a meaningful way,” explains Mike Henessey, Executive Director at House of Hope. The ministry operates a fully functional soup kitchen, food pantry and transitional house for men with the intent of growing into a deeper and broader scope as opportunity presents.

"I grew up in Berwick and really wanted to participate in helping out a charity of my home town this holiday season. After speaking with a representative from the House of Hope and hearing his excitement that we wanted to contribute to raise awareness and encourage people to make food donations, I knew we made the right choice. I was also ecstatic to hear that they are raising money to try to build a community youth center. We will collect cash donations as well as non-perishable items to put toward their goal to bring this youth center to fruition. Community involvement is important so that no one is alone or hungry ever, especially during the holidays. We are really happy to help,” Koelker enthusiastically states.

If you would like information about the WRP Month of Giving and this food drive, please click here. For more information about House of Hope, please visit https://houseofhopemission.wordpress.com/.

Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

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    14 Unique Local Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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    The holidays are here and along with the lights, music and numerous holiday parties many of us are tasked with buying gifts... a lot of them... for friends, family and more. While some people are easy to shop for, others leave us scratching our heads and stressing out.

    At WRP, we say "stress no more!" There are so many local businesses that offer delicious food, unique gifts, fun experiences and even the opportunity to relax (gasp!). Check out these gift ideas and remember that when you shop local you are impacting our economy and supporting people within our community. We think that in itself is truly a gift! 

    An Experiential Gift

    • Ocean Fire Pottery in York, Maine: Check out their variety of classes and give that as a gift to the creative person on your list! For the not so creative, they have some beautiful pieces you can purchase.
    • Wiggly Bridge Distillery in York, Maine: Belly up to the bar for a monthly cocktail class and learn the tips and tricks of home bartending. Not only is it a fun gift to give someone, but you can also tag along! (Sidenote: Please check out our Meet the Wiggly Distillery blog post!

    A Relaxing Gift 

    • Ameday Nails & Spa in York, Maine: Word has it they give a great massage, facial and mani/pedis. Be sure to check out their Spa Day Specials and consider a girls relaxation day or gift certificate. 
    • Liz Avery Massage in York, Maine: After the holidays are over a massage is well needed (and deserved). Pair a massage gift certificate with a bottle of wine from My Winey Sister or a gift certificate to grab a warm drink and pastry at The Central Bean and Bakery. (Bonus: Liz Avery is giving away a $10 gift card each time you purchase a massage gift card this holiday season.)

    The Gift of Health

    • Village Classical Acupuncture in York, Maine: Give someone you care about a gift certificate here and they will feel rejuvenated, healthy and relaxed - all in one! 

    Give Something Unique and Personal 

    • Tayla Mac in Kittery, Maine: This warm, yet hip, boutique is one of those places that you won't want to leave. Allow yourself some time to browse their eclectic collection and pick out some gifts that are sure to please so many people on your shopping list. (Bonus: Many of Tayla Mac's vendors are based out of Maine. This brings shopping local to a whole new level!)
    • The Daisy Trading Company in York, Maine: There is something for everyone at Daisy Trading! With two floors warmly filled with signs, furniture, unique gifts and more, you'll feel so at home that you won't want to leave. 
    • Hilton's Gifts and Decor in York, Maine: Classy rustic is the name of the game at Hilton's! Check them out for signs, wall art and other beautifully crafted wooden gifts. 
    • Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollingsford, New Hampshire: Pick up a gift certificate good for their many products or one of their events (wouldn't wreath making be fun!?) or if you like to give a physical gift consider a nice floral arrangement, holiday decoration or bulbs/seeds for the snowbirds on your list!
    • York Flower Shop in York, Maine: Check out this full service shop for hostess gifts, floral arrangements or other unique gifts that will surely catch your eye. Not sure what to buy? Gift certificates are always a hit.
    • York Weekly Subscription: Buying a gift for a news junkie or perhaps someone new to the area? This is a great gift that will have them thinking of you every time they read the paper!

    A Gift to Please Any Foodie

    • Lil's Cafe in Kittery, Maine: If the way to a person's heart is through food, a gift from Lil's Cafe is a sure fire way to get there fast! Pick up some sweet and savory nosh for an upcoming event or drop it off to a friend, family, client or teacher. 
    • Beach Pea Baking Co. in Kittery, Maine: If special is the name of the game then Beach Pea has you covered! Not only is their food a yummy treat, but they also offer daily specials including a soup of the day! Why not treat someone to one of the experiences mentioned above and then swing in for a meal sure to please any palate.
    • Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine: Do we need to say more? ;-) Okay, we will. Stonewall Kitchen is the perfect place to grab a bite and pick up a gift (they have dozens of premade baskets and gift sets or you can put together your own!). If you are buying for a foodie or master chef (wannabes are welcome too) consider a gift certificate for one of their cooking classes. 

    Where are you favorites places to shop and gifts to give? We'd love to know! 

    Thank you to Troy Williams, Tristan Swanson, Maureen Hogan, Jordyn Koelker and Tamara Milliard for sharing (some) of their local favorites!

    Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full-service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

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        Great list! My favorite place to shop in that area is The Shops at Cape Neddick. If you haven't been there you need to stop by. It is a boutique mall with 12 stores in an old restored barn. The owners of the different shops run the shops so someone knowledgeable is always there to greet and help you. They carry everything..... One stop shopping. Check them out. www.theshopsatcapeneddick.com Happy holidays!

        Update: Food Drive to Benefit House of Hope

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        On Sunday, December 10th, Jordyn Koelker and Tristan Swanson hosted a food drive at North Berwick Hannaford to benefit House of Hope based in Berwick, Maine. Tis’ the season of giving and this community sure knows how to give! Check out this amazing amount of food that was donated!

          

        Pictured: Jordyn and Tristan                                                                    Pictured: Jordyn, Tristan and Maureen Hogan

        For more information about House of Hope, please visit https://houseofhopemission.wordpress.com/.

        Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

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          A Special Closing: 814 Hopper Road in Acton, Maine

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          My husband and I were married for almost a year and still living apart because we didn't have the space he needed for his work. Jordyn Koelker helped us find a new home and we listed my house in Acton, Maine. I didn't get any offers I liked, but my husband and I needed to move on the contract for our new house. The Hopper Road property was taken off the market and rented. 

          While my house was listed, the buyers attended Jordyn's open house. They fell in love with the house then and there, but weren't quite ready, and then it came off the market. They would go to other open houses and think, "this is nice, but it's not the red house." And they didn't find any agents that they wanted to work with either. The red house wasn't on the market any more, but they remembered Jordyn from the open house there. The buyers said, "Jordyn was so sweet and friendly and not pushy!". When they reached out they described the red house that they loved so much; they understood it wasn't available anymore, but they wanted something as close as they could get to that special red house.

          I still remember the excited phone call from Jordyn. She told me that one of the buyers from the open house was in love with my house and couldn't find anything else they liked nearly as much, and were ready to buy. It was an amazing day, and Jordyn balanced both sides effortlessly throughout the transaction. The buyers are thrilled to have their perfect house, and I'm amazed that someone loves my house as much as I do! It just goes to show that the right realtor might have exactly what you need right up their sleeve!

          - Kate Cobb

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